Two Journeys Collide During the Mississippi Freedom Summer

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One of the Mississippa "Freedom Schools."

Emmy-winning director Sam Pollard discusses his documentary “Two Trains Runnin’ which weaves together the political and cultural efforts of two groups of young people during the “Freedom Summer” of 1964. Two groups of musicians and obsessed music fans traveled to Mississippi in search of Blues legends Skip James and Son House, who hadn’t recorded in decades. These quests ended in the volatile state of Mississippi during the protests of the Freedom Summer.  

Event: "Two Trains Runnin'" opens on Friday, December 2 at the Metrograph. There will be Q&As at all evening showtimes at the Metrograph Friday through Sunday. Filmmaker Alex Gibney will be moderating the Q&A on Friday night.